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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
August 27, 2005
Home Depot Center, Carson, CA

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User: -MRB-
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Worst DMB show I've seen. Actually caused me to not renew my Warehouse membership b/c I assumed the boys had lost it.

User: Andrew Kerr
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John Butler Trio rocked as openers! Great band in the DMB spirit. They should have been the 2nd opener in place of Mraz--too bad more DMB'ers weren't there to hear JBT. DMB's - I loved this set. Carter was INSANE. This set helped him come alive in a big way. Two Step was an amazing way to finish the night.

User: antsmarching777
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Good show!

User: BadAzzDrummer13
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That was such an amazing show, So much energy!

User: bartender221
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Best versions i've heard of: DDTW and Too Much (so great). Intro to A.B. is terrific, i hope many of you will be able to hear it live! Maybe the best show i've seen out of 9.

User: Bashfulgrl
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Gotta love Say Goodbye and of course the Two Step encore, what a night!

User: beer_n_dmb
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My girlfriend and I managed to scored 10th row seats. It was amazing to get so close. I was happy with the setlist as well. Hell of a night.

User: Bendelker
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Awesome. Great setlist -- a mix of old and new. Strong energy, especially on Louisiana Bayou. A real standout performance for a standout show.

User: bigd3535
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Robert Randolph is a great special guest!!!!

User: BrewMaster
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Very well done and a great set list. I was happy to hear Say Goodbye, Best of What's Around, Bayou, and Smooth Rider. Two Step was a great closer. Butch had more solos than usual and Carter, well, Carter was his amazing self all night.

User: briantb22
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What a Great Show!! Stand Up songs are awesome live. Really liked Smooth Rider and AB Intro, Louisiana Bayou with Robert Randolph was the highlight for me, so much energy. Say Goodbye after 16 shows! Awesome!! Perfect encore. I cherish every opportunity I have to see this band live.

User: Bruce
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This was definitely a five star. Unquestionably the best AB Intro I've ever heard anywhere. Everyone listen to this AB Intro. Dave's vocals were on point the whole night. He went at it with an intensity that was reminiscent of the central park concert. The setlist was also unusually stellar.

User: caliemerald99
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I was broke that year and didnt buy a ticket until 2 weeks before, ended up with 16th row and had a blast going by myself! No one to wait for or make me late! It was great!

User: clerk4free
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ADDICTIVE!!!

User: cougs96
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Phenomenal show! Carter was amazing - not that I've ever seen him have an off night - and it is great to see LeRoi jamming a little more. Always a fan of the Two Step encore. Great blend of some favorites and new tracks off of Stand Up. Wish I could have gone to Sunday's show.

User: cowgp
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Home Depot seemed to have gottena anew sound system this year.. 3rd year in a row at the home depot and this year the sound was many many many decibles louder but had really good dynamic range. Really dynamic in the low end but never got muddy. while most of the tapers ended up with low staands and a lot of crowd noise, the quality of the pulls off these new speakers was out standing. as far as the band and the show.. like most reviews from this summer, the band was just completely dialed in and spot on solid. The new tracks were very good live, and the old ones all had nice little adjustments to them keeping them fresh. Really good show. Robert Randalph on Louisiana Bayou was nuts.

User: crowedog32
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It's always a treat to get to the show to see Dave introduce the opening act!

User: DigitalCereal
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BOWA, Two Step Encore was good. Idiots screaming Two Step througout the show was bad.

User: dilliedallie
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AWESOME!!!!!!!!! The shows at HDC get better every year. I am definately going next year. Just so excited i got to hear say goodbye and dancing nancies. Two of my favorites!

User: dmbisgod
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great show great vibe ahhh say goodbye was great as well as two step BOWA was a treat...great show

User: dmbzz27
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Good Show

User: dreamingrace
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I love this venue, every seat is a good seat!

User: Drew M
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Loved this show, lots of enegy and a great setlist. I got to experience Say Goodbye!!!!

User: dronning
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awesome, first time hearing american baby intro live and it blew my mind. plus me and my friend sat front row, directly in front of dave's mike. ridiculous.

User: GoverJKG
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DAY 1: A friend of mine and I drove down from the SF Bay Area for the weekend and this was just the first of three incredible days of live music and fun!! DMB really put on a great set and while there were many high points, the highlight of the night was easily an INCREDIBLE Bayou with Robert Randolph. His energy alone sent the song to another level!

User: hapakid5
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Dave with the Donahues!

User: happyfeller
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Ahh, back at the Depot. great venue.... Don't remember much about this show... took my brother Lance and I think he liked it, but he's an Ian Hunter fan, so how do you compete with that?

User: HefWood
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This was my FIRST DMB concert!!!My 17th Anniversary!!!

User: hungryhank
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good show for LA

User: Jackel Thing
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Robert Randolph during Louisian Bayou. OMG!

User: jjanicen
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b2-18-8

User: jonesyoli
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I danced so much that night. Had a blast!

User: justmebd
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Awesome show. One of the best I've ever seen. One complaint. This is my first west coast show as a lifelong Ohio resident who recently moved out west. I have to agree with everyone who ever complained about LA crowds. The LA crowds SUCK ASS! No one would stand up, sing, etc. It was like they attended the show as an afterthought to the evening. This is sad because I was dancing and grooving and singing along with everything I had along with the few other people around me. This is not directed at any ANTS member because the good people here know better. This is directed at the stupid people in front of me who said "Louisianna Bayou" sucked because it was new. I'm not kidding. These morons do exist. So to all the Dave fans on this site in their right minds. WOW!!! What A SHOW!!!. From the opening Everyday to Say Goodbye, Bartender to the announcement that Robert FREAKIN Randolph was coming out. When I heard Randolph's name, I about hit the ground. The Encore was just sublime with BOWA into Two Step. Hearing Two Step made my girlfriend very happy (and me as well) Missed the Sunday show (Damn) but I'll always remember this one.

User: jwhyland
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BOWA!!! Thank you so much!

User: Kenwood
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What an awesome setlist. Dave played Bartender - which is my favorite song. And the closing with Two Step was fantastic. Other hightlights for me was Don't Drink The Water, Smooth Rider (My fav new song), and Dancing Nancies. Robert Randolph just rocked the house with Louisiana Bayou. Great energy. I'm glad I flew in from Phoenix for this show. Looking forward to the Cricket Pavillion show on Tuesday.

User: kev40
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Best DN ever@!!!! And Robert Randolph on Down by the Bayou? Whoa.... In-frikkin-credible!

User: landon21
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good show

User: michaela
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Couple words to descibe it! ENERGY! & POWER! Even b4 the show started the crowd was singing to Sublime and we were READY! Opening with Everyday! COME ON! What a way to come on stage... you play 2 bars and everyone is already singing ... HONEY .. HONEY!! I WAS STOKED! That was setting it up for one HELL OF A NIGHT!! Kind of like some good 4play before some HOT SEX! LOL!!! As if that did not start it out right... The American Baby Into... WOW! Dave was FEELING IT! BIG TIME! His head looked like it was going to POP! and I still am getting chills listening to the download of the show! GET IT !! Worth it for this one intro! What a level of energy!! How about crowd chanting for CARTER and he breaks into a solo to start Say Goodbye. I was impressed to hear how well the new album was LIVE! DMB never fails to amaze me! I like the studio work on the album but DAM! THESE BOYS CAN ROCK THE SONGS LIVE! Hunger for the Great Light! Dream Girl! American Baby! And the Bayou! Closing the show in true old school feel! with Two Step! SWEET! I would say this is top 2 for me! In line with a Shoreline Show from a couple years back! If you were around me I'm sure you felt my foot keeping the beat! As I was rocking with the BOYS! THANKS for another AMAZING MEMORY!

User: Naga-Pampa
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Boyd went nuts at this show!

User: Nameme90
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Best show ever!

User: potitia
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FVCKING AWESOME!!!! C1 row 2 baby!!

User: rgreiert
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American Baby intro and Don't Drink Combo was fantastic...Robert Randolph nuf said !!!

User: rl64rl
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2d show ever, and now we're really into the band and know the songs relatively well . . . fun night

User: sanch75
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one of the funnest concerts of the summer...great tailgate before hand, met some real cool people, awesome show, i honestly called at least 6 songs prior to him payin them...i wish AM.com had a setlist game at the show too...neways, afterwards we all drove down to Roscoe's chicken and waffles in long beach....man that was awesome, 12 a.m. a bunch of white people in roscoes in the middle of the night in downtown long beach...CLASSIC!!!

User: sans0402
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The show last night was awesome! I felt the band had so much energy and played with a lot of heart. He did play some of the same songs from San Diego, but they still sounded great and crowd was loving it.

User: SkyCam28
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Great show, met some cool people, and I was really happy with the setlist...glad to hear American Baby and especially Louisiana Bayou (even though Robert Randolph wore a NY Giants jersey...boo...go Eagles). Also, Say Goodbye was awesome. Really looking forward to tomorrow night, and this time I'll get there early enough to hear Mraz too.

User: somedevil1705
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This show was so money Dave gets better everytime i see him and the band is always on point

User: Trippindougie
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Great setlist. Dave and the boys were awesome! It was nice to hear Granny and Best of What's Around. I wish that the DMB would play a different venue in the LA area. Home Depot Center pretty much sucks for concerts.

User: vegasn2001
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An amazing show by the boys. The setlist was more of a greatest hits set than a Stand Up tour setlist. No surprises as far as intros/outros, new songs or teases but the energy was just amazing. Dave didnt say much tonight, seamed like he had "alot on his mind" at the start but as the show went on it just got better and better. Boyd was on fire tonight! RR came in for a version of Bayou that is by far my favorite version up to this point. Boyd, Dave and RR went crazy at the end of the song playing off each others energy. This will be a show to remember. One of the best times I have ever had.

User: whodat
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A total top 3 show for me. From the beginning to the end the energy never stopped. Robert Randolph for me will rank right up there with Bela and Tim as must see guests with the band. Bayou just stole the show. Didn't think they would top that, but Two Step was awesome. Glad to hear Nancies and Bartender. As for the crowd, it is what it is. People around me were cool, a few jerks though. Too bad for them. Matt and Beck from Jersry had a great time hangin' with yea before the show. See everyone else tomorrow night.

User: wrafrat
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Good Show


   


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